Detroit mother charged with child abuse in non-fatal shooting of 13-year-old son

Victim found with gunshot wound on the right side of his forehead

The suspect was expected to be arraigned in the 34th District Court after 11 a.m. on Saturday.
The suspect was expected to be arraigned in the 34th District Court after 11 a.m. on Saturday.

DETROIT – A Detroit mother has been charged in connection with the non-fatal shooting of her 13-year-old son who was shot by his 10-year-old cousin.

Brianna Williams, 30, is charged with second degree child abuse.

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According to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, on March 9 at 12:30 p.m. police were sent to a home in the 19400 block of Justine Street in Detroit after a call was made about a child being shot in the head.

The victim was found with a gunshot wound to the right side of his forehead. He was sent to a local hospital for treatment and critically injured.

Allegedly, the 10-year-old found an unsecured handgun that belonged to a relative of the suspect and shot his cousin in the head.

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“This case came to our office on the same day as another child shooting case, as a result of unsafe storage of a weapon,“ said Wayne County Prosecutor, Kim Worthy.

“Way too many innocent, very young children have easy access to these deadly weapons and this situation usually ends up with a seriously injured or fatally wounded child. I do not understand why the adults cannot safely store their firearms.”

Williams was arraigned in the Romulus 34th District Court after 11 a.m. on Sunday.

She received a $2,000 personal bond. Her probable cause conference is on May 6. A preliminary examination date has not been scheduled.


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